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Female inmate dies in Waukesha County Jail


WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a 53-year-old woman has died while she was being held in the Waukesha County Jail.

Waukesha County sheriff's deputies and members of the Waukesha Fire Department were called to the jail about 4 a.m. Monday on a report of a female inmate who was not breathing and did not have a pulse.

First responders tried to revive the woman but she was pronounced dead at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Her name has not been released.

Waukesha police say the New Berlin woman had been arrested by a deputy on a warrant and drug charge during a traffic stop Saturday.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports an autopsy was planned. Waukesha police are investigating the woman's death at the request of Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson.

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